Antarctica tours take passengers cruising on specialist boats, through the icy wilds of the far south. Classic polar explorations sail around the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland islands while longer expeditions follow in the footsteps of renowned explorers and may include the Falklands and South Georgia.
Antarctica fly-cruises include a short 2-hour flight from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island in the South Shetlands and then an expedition cruise that navigates the icy waters of the...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.